It is, and always will be, a Brucio World.
If you wondered what former Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch has been up to lately, you'll find out next month when he headlines the 8th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.
He's bringing his solo show Young Drunk Punk to the fest. It chronicles his life and career, from growing up in Edmonton to landing in La La Land and gets a single performance on March 11.
McCulloch is no stranger to theatre; a couple of his plays have been mounted at the Tarragon. But it remains to be seen how this show fits into a sketch festival. (Though he's of course a sketch legend in Canada thanks to KITH.)
Likewise, I'm not so sure about the sketch connection of Eugene Mirman (March 9), who's better known as a stand-up comic and TV actor (Flight Of The Conchords, Delocated).
But these two, as well as Kurt Braunohler (March 8), should raise the festival's profile among the same alternative set that helped make JFL42 such a success.
Certainly it's the most ambitious edition yet, spread across 11 days (well actually ten, since one day seems to be dark) and 3 venues: the Comedy Bar, the LOT and the Randolph Theatre.
More "traditional" sketch acts, i.e., acts that actually put on sketches, include fine groups like Parker and Seville, Two Weird Ladies, Deadpan Powerpoint, Approximately 3 Peters and Punch in the Box.
I'm especially looking forward to the reunion of one of my favourite troupes, the Dance Party Of Newfoundland, two of whose members have since found TV fame: Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) and Susan Kent (This Hour Has 22 Minutes).
I haven't been the biggest fan of Montreal's Uncalled For, but they're popular so I'll give them another chance. But I look forward to every show by the endlessly inventive Peter N Chris, from Vancouver.
And don't forget Toronto's own Sketchersons, who will be performing their show twice - once with guest host Bret "Hit Man" Hart, and once with guest host Braunohler.
The fest runs March 7-17.